Support Freedom of Speech in Denmark. After reading Storm grows over Mohammad cartoons at CNN, I can only shake my head. This is clearly an intellectual freedom issue that will have long term consequences. Do Muslims have the right to never be offended? And if so, does that mean the free speech rights of everyone else on the planet should be curtailed?
Evidently many papers in Europe (and bloggers all over the world) have been reproducing these cartoons in support of the Danes and the newspaper which originally published these cartoons.
I think it would be highly appropriate for the American Library Association to issue a resolution supporting the Danes and reaffirming the principles of free speech worldwide. Free speech is the heart of democracy and I hope the people of Denmark do not abandon their democratic principles because it upsets some people who threaten terrorism and diplomatic sanctions.